Queens lawmakers pass legislation to extend tax exemption and abatement bill for property owners

Two Queens lawmakers announced the passage of legislation that would grant relief to property owners who make improvements to their buildings.

Known as the J-51 property tax exemption and abatement program, the bill is sponsored by Senator Toby Ann Stavisky and Assemblyman Edward Braunstein. Under J-51, relief would be given to property owners who renovate residential apartment buildings or convert commercial structures into residential units.

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